Found through Slashdot: Are Software Developers Naturally Weird? by Eric Spiegel. Something in the techie DNA results in more weirdness than mere mortals (non-techies). Perhaps this quirkiness is because a certain type of personality is drawn to the techie world. Or maybe we’re somehow transformed over time by our darkened working environments and exposure to computer screen radiation Personally, I’ve meet a few weirdos, but I think weirdness and skill is generally negatively correlated. Maybe some people just can get away with it easier in the world of programming..